Art Galleries & Artists
Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)
Ladysmith is a hub of artistic creativity.
It is home to a heritage-housed community art gallery, several private galleries, and a many artist studios. In late summer, the work of local artists is prominently displayed at Arts on the Avenue, which features a juried competition and an opportunity to buy original pieces.
Ladysmith Waterfront Arts Gallery
The Ladysmith Waterfront Arts Gallery, housed in a former Comox Logging and Railway Co. repair shed, is operated by the Arts Council of Ladysmith and District. The gallery's rotating series of exhibits is highlighted by the annual Multi-Media Fine Arts Exhibit in the fall. Expect to see work by such local talents as visual artist Marta Likova, multimedia specialist Robin Ovans and folk art painter Clare Singleton.